Pro-poor policy and regulatory reform of water and energy supply services

The poor may be connected to the main electricity or water network. However, in areas where they do not have access to the main network, they are usually served by alternative service providers. Alternative service providers are an often unconsidered element of private sector provision of energy and water services. This brief discusses how policy and regulatory reform of water and energy supply services should ensure that the poorest of the poor actually gain increased access to affordable utility services.

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